Halloween and Fall are my favorites. The weather changes, families spend more time outside and any holiday that offers me the opportunity to get a bucket of Reese's cups is ok in my book! My kids have always loved dressing...
Crafts or Crap? Sometimes it can be crap, lol, AND be a lot of extra work for you and your kiddos to do a craft together. Is it worth it? Making memories? Maybe. The headache? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I genuinely enjoy doing little...
If your kids are bored  - I have the perfect hands on craft project: pop up greeting cards.   This DIY card can help you (and your kids) put a personalized spin on literally ANY card you want to give someone. ...
Shrinky- Dink Key Chains We love art projects at our house. And we especially love when we can turn out art into gifts. Recently we were looking for a fun gift for our Grandparents and we decided to use shrinky-dink...
September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day! Growing up in Indiana, I learned about Johnny Appleseed in school every fall. There is a nostalgia associated with apple seeds, crisp weather (okay, maybe I’ll just crank my AC down this year), and...

Simple DIY Gifts

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Christmas is about giving, but yet there is so much stress associated with everything surrounding gift giving.      What do I buy?     Will this gift be the same caliber as last years?     Will it be better than the other...
With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, gift-giving is on my mind already. Now I know store-bought gifts and gift cards are often the first things that come to mind. But, I also like homemade gifts that really come...
This summer my family moved into our new home.  I love most everything about our new house EXCEPT for the fact that it does not have a fireplace or a mantle. Deep sigh.  The builder that we used is a "certified...
Every year, the conversation is the same.  My husband insists that I am wasting my time canning. I'm talking about good, old-fashioned canning.  You know, the kind with the water bath canner, the glass mason jars, the old screw-top...
How to Build a Leprechaun Trap Based on the Book “How to Catch a Leprechaun ” by Adam Wallace   I love to collect seasonal books for my family. I pull them out and display them separately from the rest of our...
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Guide to April Events in the Coastal Bend

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The Coastal Bend is FULL of events and we are so excited to share them with you and encourage you to get out and...